Students to Call Space Station from Stennis Space Center

From:  News Release   7/18/18   GCN

A live downlink event with International Space Station (ISS) astronauts is scheduled for July 19 at NASA’s Stennis Space Center as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station. The call will last 20 minutes and air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The calls will connect young people with astronauts to learn more about the ISS, science and exploration.

Stennis will host the downlink on July 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Second to 10th-grade Astro Camp participants from Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Alabama will speak with NASA Expedition 56 astronaut Ricky Arnold. The event will take place at INFINITY Science Center, located at 1 Discovery Circle, Pearlington.

Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Astronauts living in space on the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA’s Mission Control Center on Earth 24 hours a day through the Space Network's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS).

In other NASA TV news:  An interview between the Wall Street Journal Digital Network and Expedition 56 astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor also is set for July 19 at 8:50 a.m. CDT. The interview covers space medicine and the space station’s contributions to advance knowledge about long-duration spaceflight.

Follow the astronauts on social media:

https://www.twitter.com/NASA_astronauts

See videos and lesson plans highlighting research on the International Space Station at:
https://www.nasa.gov/stemonstation